Babyface discography

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The following is the discography of the musician Babyface.

Albums[edit]

[1]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
US R&B
[2]
AU
[3]
CA
[4]
JP
[5]
NL
[6]
NZ
[7]
UK
[8]
UK R&B
1986 Lovers
  • Released: October 7, 1986
  • Label: SOLAR
28
1989 Tender Lover
  • Released: July 7, 1989
  • Label: SOLAR/Epic
14 1
1993 For the Cool in You
  • Released: August 24, 1993
  • Label: Epic
16 2 46 49
1996 The Day
  • Released: October 29, 1996
  • Label: Epic
6 4 14 24 17 10 12 34
1998 Christmas with Babyface
  • Released: October 27, 1998
  • Label: Epic
101 34 41
2001 Face 2 Face 25 8 13
2005 Grown & Sexy
  • Released: July 26, 2005
  • Label: Arista
10 3 18
2007 Playlist 48 7 49
2014 Love, Marriage & Divorce (with Toni Braxton)
  • Released: February 4, 2014
  • Label: Motown
4 1 73 45 75 7
2015 Return of the Tender Lover
  • Released: December 4, 2015
  • Label: Def Jam
39 5
"—" denotes the album failed to chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
US R&B
[2]
CA
[4]
JP
[5]
1997 MTV Unplugged NYC 1997
  • Released: November 25, 1997
  • Label: Epic
106 33 24

Remix albums[edit]

Year Album details
1991 A Closer Look
  • Released: November 19, 1991
  • Label: SOLAR/Epic
2005 The Other Side of Cool
  • Released: October 25, 2005
  • Label: Sony BMG

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
US R&B
[2]
JP
[5]
2000 A Collection of His Greatest Hits 12
2001 Love Songs
  • Released: August 7, 2001
  • Label: Epic
93
2003 The Essential Babyface
  • Released: June 10, 2003
  • Label: Sony Music

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Certifications Album
US
[2]
US
R&B

[2]
US
A/C

[2]
US
Dance

[2]
AU
[3]
NZ
[7]
GE
[18]
NL
[6]
SE
[19]
UK
[20]
1986 "I Love You Babe" 8 Lovers
1987 "Lovers" 42
"Mary Mack" 29
1988 "If We Try" 65
1989 "Love Saw It" (with Karyn White) 1 Karyn White
"It's No Crime" 7 1 5 24 Tender Lover
"Tender Lover" 14 1 32 86
1990 "Whip Appeal" 6 2 36
"My Kinda Girl" 30 3 41
"Love Makes Things Happen" (with Pebbles) 13 1 24 Always
1992 "Give U My Heart" (with Toni Braxton) 29 2 41 Boomerang
1993 "For the Cool in You" 81 10 23 For the Cool in You
"Never Keeping Secrets" 15 3
1994 "And Our Feelings" 21 8 38
"Rock Bottom" 50
"When Can I See You" 4 6 10 31 9 35
"Where Is My Love?" (with El DeBarge) 106 19 Heart, Mind and Soul
"Dream Away" (with Lisa Stansfield) 109 80 The Pagemaster
1995 "Someone to Love" (with Jon B.) 10 7 32 50 17 Bonafide
1996 "Slow Jams" (with Quincy Jones featuring Tamia, Portrait and Barry White) 68 19 2 Q's Jook Joint
"This Is for the Lover in You" (featuring LL Cool J, Howard Hewett, Jody Watley & Jeffrey Daniel) 6 2 50 12 19 34 12
  • RIAA: Platinum[9]
The Day
1997 "Every Time I Close My Eyes" 6 5 17 40 8 87 93 13
"How Come, How Long" (featuring Stevie Wonder) 5 9 17 2 9 10
"Talk to Me" 50 75
"(Always Be My) Sunshine" (with Jay-Z featuring Foxy Brown) 95 37 22 18 66 42 25 In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
1998 "Gone Too Soon" (featuring Stevie Wonder) 98 MTV Unplugged NYC 1997
"Fire" (with Des'ree) Hav Plenty
"You Were There" Simon Birch
2000 "Reason for Breathing" 59 99 A Collection of His Greatest Hits
2001 "There She Goes" 31 10 93 Face2Face
"What If" 80 28
2004 "The Loneliness" 49 Grown & Sexy
2005 "Sorry for the Stupid Things" 65
"Grown & Sexy" 51
2007 "Fire and Rain" 10 Playlist
2008 "Comfortable" (with Lil Wayne) 72 Tha Carter III
"I Need a Love Song" 81 Non-album single
2013 "Hurt You" (with Toni Braxton) 113 33 Love, Marriage, Divorce
2013 "Where Did We Go Wrong"
(with Toni Braxton)
2015 "We've Got Love" Return of the Tender Lover
"Exceptional"
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or not released in that country

Other appearances[edit]

Album appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Slow Jams" 1995 Tamia, Portrait and Barry White Q's Jook Joint
"(Always Be My) Sunshine" 1997 Jay-Z and Foxy Brown In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
"Fire" 1998 Des'ree Supernatural
"Not A Game" 2004 Raphael Saadiq Ray Ray
"If Only for One Night" 2006 N/A So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross
"Comfortable" 2008 Lil Wayne Tha Carter III
"No Place Like Home" 2010 Kenny G Heart and Soul
"Evergreen" 2014 Barbra Streisand Partners
"Solid" 2015 Ty Dolla $ign Free TC
"The Christmas Song" 2018 Jessie J This Christmas Day
"Runaway" 2019 Tiffany Young Lips on Lips

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Someone to Love" 1995 Jon B. Bad Boys OST
"Sorry for the Stupid Things" 2007 Keyshia Cole Why Did I Get Married OST

Select songwriting and production credits[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b Peak chart positions for albums in Canada:
  5. ^ a b c Peak chart positions for albums in Japan:
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  13. ^ "British album certifications – Babyface – The Day". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2014-02-17. Select albums in the Format field. Type The Day in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
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  16. ^ "RIAJ > The Record > March 1998 > Certified Awards (January 1998)" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  17. ^ "RIAJ > The Record > January 2001 > Certified Awards (November 2000)" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-02-28.
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  20. ^ "Babyface > Artists > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
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